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from Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal,

(Barry) Trotz is one of just four coaches in expansion-team history to have a record better than .500. (His all-time points percentage is .534.) Tom Coughlin, who coached the Jacksonville Jaguars for their first eight years, is his closest competitor, going 68-60 (.531) and twice reaching the conference-title game.

Because expansion teams usually struggle at first, their initial coaches typically don’t last long. More than 79% were dumped within their first four seasons. Trotz, who is in his 13th, is the only one to last a full decade.


thanks to a KK member for the pointer

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I have a ton of respect for ol’ No Neck and what he does with what little he’s given every single season.  His coaching tenure is a remarkable one.  It’s crazy that an expansion team would still have the same coach 13 years later.

Still no respect for the Preds org though, and won’t until they prove they’re willing to spend and BE a big boy, and not a beggar…

Posted by Primis on 02/16/12 at 09:23 AM ET

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